Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine has a strong scientific basis, but the science of these important preparations is often rarely discussed

2013

Scholarcy highlights

  • Traditional Chinese medicine has a strong scientific basis, but the science of these important preparations is often rarely discussed
  • The combination of different extracts is based on yin, yang and chi theories, which are often poorly understood in the West
  • Yin and yang are known to be the balance of agonists and antagonists, whereas chi derives from signalling processes in the body and regulates bodily functions
  • Traditional Chinese medical practitioners understand that yin, yang and chi constantly interact in the body to maintain health
  • Presenting a clear rationale for the use of traditional Chinese medications in Western medical facilities, Traditional Chinese Medicine enables scientists to find new directions in experimental design and encourage examination of these useful, but often poorly understood, preparations in clinical trials

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